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Brampton A's Make It Rain on Halifax 107-92

December 24, 2013 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Orangeville A's News Release

Brampton, ON. - The Brampton A's won their third straight game, this time against the Halifax Rainmen, with a final score of 107-92 at the Powerade Centre. The A's are a leagues best 15-5 and the Rainmen fall to 3-13.

The Brampton A's hosted the Halifax Rainmen for the first time in National Basketball league of Canada history. This was the make up game for Saturday's game that was canceled due to the ice storm.

The A's were not very hospitable guests as they dominated the first quarter 25-12, with their three-guard small ball lineup of Evaldas Zabas, Melvin Council and Cedric Moodie. The A's got out to a 14-6 lead, capped by the three point shooting of Brampton's Scottie Haralson. Not to be outdone the A's Jesse Tipping and Cedric Moodie ended the quarter with back-to-back three pointers off of two consecutive Rainmen turnovers.

The Rainmen got their offense in gear as they outscored the A's 27-23, led by Jason Williams' two three point shots. Williams ended the game with 15 points. The A's kept pace with three pointers by Council and another by Haralson, giving the A's a 43-32 lead. The teams exchanged buckets, ending the quarter 48- 39, with the A's in the lead after the Rainmen successfully cut the lead down.

Coach David Magley rallied up his troops and the A's started the third quarter on fire. Cedric Moodie scored six straight points to start the second half. A alley oop by Zabas to Kevin Francis increased the A's lead. The A's kept rolling with an and one by Forward Jameson Tipping, giving the A's a 75-61 lead. The A's became complacent as the Rainmen went on a 10-2 run to end the third quarter. Brampton A's Assistant Coach Joe Cook on Halifax's run " It was a poor finish by us and we have to close out quarters better".

The fourth quarter was all A's, led by Scottie Haralson. The A's shot a blistering 14 for 32 from three point land. Haralson shot 6 for 11, with 20 points in the game. The A's were also a perfect 19 for 19 from the free throw line. Brampton's bench also dominated with 52 points. The A's also shared the ball with 24 assists, compared to only 13 for the Rainmen. Completing the total team effort were the six A's that finished in double figure points.

The Brampton A's next home game at the Powerade Centre is Saturday, January 4th, 2014 against the two time NBL defending champs, the London Lightning.

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